Cobra USB - PS3 Dongle Runs Blu-ray & PS1 iSOs and PSP Minis


160w ago - Today the next wave of PS3 dongles has started, enter the Cobra USB from Max Louarn of Divineo / Supreme Factory, which features the ability to run Blu-ray, DVD and PS1 game iSOs and PSP Mini games from the PlayStation 3 hard drive.

The PS3 USB device is slated for release on April 11 and currently requires v3.41 PS3 Firmware, however, it can downgrade from PlayStation 3 Firmware v3.50 with the related PDF guides and files available HERE.

From their official site linked above, to quote:

Cobra USB - The Ultimate PS3 USB solution features:

• ** Blu Ray Movie region free functionality
• ** Allows you to play Blu Ray movie ISO's from HDD
• ** Allows you to play DVD movie ISO's from HDD
• ** Integrated support to play PS1 game ISO's from HDD
• ** Integrated support to play PSP mini games from HDD
• ** Enjoy PS3 games with files >4GB on external USB HDD

• Supports FAT and SLIM PS3 consoles any region
• Supports versions up to 3.50 (console must be running 3.41)
• Play PS3 games from internal HDD
• MCU firmware and flash firmware updatable using easy to use free PC updater
• First class customer support and free regular firmware upgrades
• No need to open your console, just plug and play
• High quality components and materials used throughout
• Unique and built from scratch Cobra USB manager featuring slick U.I. and customized options with easy navigation
• Actel based encryption engine onboard to prevent device cloning
• Fast onboard 2 Mbyte SPI flash for firmware storage
• High quality onboard MCU
• Easy mode selection via switch (PC update, PS3 downgrader, regular PS3 device mode)
• Downgrader functionality included free of charge, allowing users to upgrade firmware to and from 3.41 at will
• Multi lingual user interface (English, Spanish and French as standard with more languages to be supported later)

** = World's first implementation










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#335 - PS3 News - 74w ago
MultiMAN v04.11.12 Base CEX and DEX (20121116) are now available from deank with the following changes and updates:

Download: multiMAN v04.11.12 Base CEX (20121116) (22.76 MB) / multiMAN v04.11.12 Base CEX (20121116) (Mirror) / multiMAN v04.11.12 Base CEX (20121116) (Mirror #2) / multiMAN v04.11.12 Base DEX (20121116) (25.77 MB) / multiMAN v04.11.12 Base DEX (20121116) (Mirror)

Changelog:

  • Fixed LV1 peek/poke for 4.21REX in DEX mode + DEX lv2_kernel
  • Added back IDPS display in "System Information"
  • Added preliminary support for 4.30CFW with LV1 peek/poke syscalls (sc 8/9) or lv1 mmap patch (hvsc 114)
    (if such CFW is released then direct-disc-access/PS1 disc backups should work)
  • Increased number of supported simultaneous FTP transfers to 8
  • FTP user/password can be anything
  • Added support for "Change BD-Movie Region" function for 4.30CFW
  • Updated Showtime to 04.01.224

I can add support in mM for any firmware (I only need lv1.self and lv2_kernel.self decrypted). The fact that no one took the time to add proper lv1/lv2 patches in a 4.30CFW is not my problem or issue as I'm happy with 4.21REX. AFAIK there is no 4.30CFW with the patches mM requires, although Rogero is working on one.

Ah, and something else... That stupid rumor that stuff must be signed with 3.55+ keys because 3.40 are blacklisted or something is just ... well stupid ... All mM versions are signed with 3.40 keys. I wonder how that same pkg installs and works on all firmwares since 3.41+dongle to 4.30.

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#334 - G Sus - 74w ago
just playing psp games directly from cso. backups would get me one.

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#333 - james194zt - 74w ago
Wish somebody could work out the PSP feature as that would be awesome to have on ANY CFW not just this dongle firmware.

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#332 - G Sus - 74w ago
its certainly interesting to me.

curious as to what features it can offer that multiman isn't already offering through rebug 4.21 rex.

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#331 - MSawzall - 74w ago
Just found this on the Cobra site: 11 - 12 - 2012

Coming soon! In order to support Cobra USB users better Team Cobra will release in the next few weeks a custom 4.3x+ firmware...

Not sure if I'm the only one on the planet still on Cobra 3.55 but I thought it was worth a post.













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